Leeds United’s transfer window has been incredibly exciting.
The Whites have signed some absolutely massive names, breaking their transfer record on a Spain international (Rodrigo), while also bringing in a La Liga regular (Diego Llorente) and a German international (Robin Koch).
However, at the beginning of the summer, we weren’t expecting these types of moves.
Indeed, Phil Hay’s initial report on United’s transfer plans ahead of this season stated that the bulk of the club’s business would be centred around signing the best players from the Championship, but as of yet, we’ve not seen any activity that backs that up.
With Hay being one of the most well-connected journalists covering Leeds, we believe that there is at least an element of truth to his report, and if United had a number of Championship players on their radar, they could do worse than reverting back to that original plan if deadline day doesn’t go their way.
If Leeds fail to bolster all the areas they want to strengthen on Monday, they still have until October 16th to do deals with EFL clubs, and that could be a handy extension for the Whites, especially if they have done a lot of scouting and analysis on some top Championship players.
Todd Cantwell, Said Benrahma and Emi Buendia are three that have been linked previously, and with those players yet to leave either Norwich or Brentford, the Whites may yet swoop before the domestic deadline later this month.
Of course, this may largely be dependent on whether or not deadline day goes Leeds’ way, at the moment it looks as though they’re going to sign a winger in the shape of Raphinha, but as the Michael Cuisance deal showed last week, anything can happen with these deals.